US Classic car exports: Where on Earth do these classic cars go?
According to data provided by Piers, over 35,000 classic cars are exported each year from the United States. Roughly 10,000 of those pass through our export facilities each year alone. There's an entire industry built around sourcing classic cars from the US. Where do all of these cars end up?
Top countries importing classic cars from the USA:
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
You would think that the US would see a shortage of classic cars. But according to Hagerty, there are over 5 million classic cars remaining in the US today. Around a third of all classic cars shipped overseas arrive in the hands of final buyers. These are overseas buyers who found their dream classic car online and had imported it directly. Most are located in mainland Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. However there are classic car buyers all across the globe. We've shipped classics to the Philippines, China, Japan, the UAE, Qatar, and other countries where you generally don't see American classics.
These countries are popular destinations for classic cars because they have a strong demand for American-made cars and a large number of classic car enthusiasts.
The following are some of the reasons why classic cars are popular in these countries:
- History. The United States has a long and rich history of car manufacturing, and many classic cars are iconic American brands.
- Affordability. Classic cars from the USA are often more affordable than classic cars from other countries.
- Availability. There is a large supply of classic cars available in the USA, which makes them easy to find and purchase.
- Quality. Classic cars from the USA are often built to a high standard, which makes them reliable and durable.
If you are considering exporting a classic car from the USA, it is important to do your research and make sure that you are aware of the import rules and regulations for the country you are exporting the car to.